Tervs and Tunes’s three hundred and forty-two comments

  • Re: S’iomadh Rud A Chunnaic Mi

    Check out the tune "Go Immediately" in the David Glen Collection via the Ceol Sean website. Pretty much the same tune. In the A part, "Go Immediately" starts on the G nat, and in "Many Things" the tune starts on F#. more…

  • Re: Survey question

    "However it is essential to remember that what may be accepted and even encouraged at one session may be completely out of order at another." more…

  • Re: Key of A

    "As Bogman alludes to, the traditional Highland pipe repertoire is in two sharps, not three- D Major and the various related keys and modes. more…

  • Re: Any fiddle players with experience using geared pegs?

    I live in Northern Vermont, and have two fiddles, one with geared tuners. Only one small issue in 5 years with the geared tuners, easily resolved. more…

  • Re: Is it possible to play ukulele in a session?

    "The video posted by Yhaal House is now added to the examples of ukulele virtuosity I mentioned earlier. I heard it at breakfast this morning and already it’s made my day. It’s beyond my imagination to think it wouldn’t be welcome anywhere." more…

  • Re: Marches (category) on The Session

    I also wanted to say "thank you". I play ITM, but my first love is STM, both on fiddle and on Scottish bellows pipes. For years, I've very much appreciated the posted marches here, especially the 2/4s. The 4/4 time default time signature may be a... more…

  • Re: Tune title please

    Well, Stephen Foster is of course credited with having written the song. Published in or about 1850. I can't say whether he borrowed the tune. I recall first hearing it almost 50 years ago when touring the West and going to a Morman Tabernacle Choir p... more…

  • Re: Marches (category) on The Session

    "I think that the clue is in the name: The Session. I cannot remember the last time I heard a march at a Traditional Irish Music session." more…

  • Re: Bizarre situations at sessions

    At the Montpelier, Vermont weekly session at Bagitos, we are witness to the annual naked bike ride happening on Main Street just past our large window. I've never been able to figure out what exactly is being protested/promoted. more…

  • Re: Has anyone ever asked you to stop playing?

    "I once tried to signal a small pipes player to play more softly (we were at opposite ends of the (big) room and the sound was still painful) by putting my hands in my ears. He didn’t see me, but when I mentioned to him how loud he was during the break,... more…